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Friday, August 29, 2014

Communication Received: From Banana Republic to Cali (via Alabama of course)

Dr. Ben Copelan returned from Honduras this June excited to help continue the progress of teams that had worked with the Los Laureles jewelry school.  He has contacted a shop owner in Sacramento about featuring some of their products.

Come to find out, the shopowner wants some samples!  We communicated the idea with the school via Facebook and email, sometimes with the assistance of third parties, that they could possibly expand their market.  Ben offered to trade each woman $25 for their five best pieces with the stipulation that their pieces contain as much personality and hand made product as possible (out of mostly natural or recycled materials).   

As you'll see in the next blog, the one with all the pictures, the group has come a long way in the last few years.  They have come so far because of their volunteer teacher Peggie Hurlston for one.  A second reason the school is succeeding, however, has to do with the half dozen jewelry/business teaching teams that have visited Los Laureles over the last year.  And, good news ...  "Las Mujeres Bisuteras de Dios" still requests teams to return, continue building relationships, and share many new sustainable skills with them next year. 

Join me during Holy Week and the first week of June in Honduras!

Invite your family and friends to join you in sharing an experience of a lifetime by helping Honduran families live more just and healthy lives.

Together, we are the difference.

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